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lorimer

[lawr-uh-mer]
noun
  1. a craftsperson who makes hardware for harnesses and riding habits, as bits or spurs.
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Also lor·i·ner [lawr-uh-ner] /ˈlɔr ə nər/.

Origin of lorimer

1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French lor(e)mier, lorenier, derivative of lorain harness strap < Vulgar Latin *lōrāmen, for Latin lōrāmentum strap, equivalent to lōr(um) strap, thong + -ā- generalized from v. derivatives + -mentum -ment; see -er2, -ier2
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Historical Examples of lorimer

  • He got wind of the trouble and came for me, and we hurried Lorimer away as fast as possible.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • Lorimer is weak; but I am not sure how strong she is, nor how patient.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • Lorimer is weak and foolish; he isn't nearly so bad as many men we know.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • You think Mr. Lorimer has really reformed and is out of danger?

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray

  • I have spoken to Lorimer again and again, urging him to control himself for her sake.

    The Dominant Strain

    Anna Chapin Ray


British Dictionary definitions for lorimer

lorimer

loriner (ˈlɒrɪnə)

noun
  1. British (formerly) a person who made bits, spurs, and other small metal objects
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Word Origin for lorimer

C15: from Old French, from lorain harness strap, ultimately from Latin lōrum strap
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Word Origin and History for lorimer

n.

c.1200 (mid-12c. as surname), "maker of bits for bridles and saddles, worker in small ironware," from Old French loremier "saddler, harness-maker, military leatherworker" (Modern French lormier), from loraim, from Latin lorum "strap, thong, rein of a bridle," from PIE root *wel- "to turn" (see volvox).

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